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Re: [Ekiga-list] port triggering rule in symmetric NAT router no longer

Subject: Re: [Ekiga-list] port triggering rule in symmetric NAT router no longer works with Ekiga 3
From: Damien Sandras
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:02:49 +0100
Le mercredi 17 dÃcembre 2008 Ã 16:18 -0500, Andre Robatino a Ãcrit :
> Damien Sandras wrote:
> > Le mardi 16 dÃcembre 2008 Ã 18:27 -0500, Andre Robatino a Ãcrit :
> >> My father has a symmetric NAT router, and when he was using Ekiga 2, we 
> >> put a port triggering rule in his router which would trigger on port 
> >> 3478 and open ports 5000-5100, as described in
> >>
> >> http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/Ekiga_behind_a_NAT_router
> >>
> >> This allowed the Configuration Druid to see his router as Port 
> >> Restricted NAT, and he could receive incoming calls (although for some 
> >> reason, there was a roughly 3-minute delay after a call before incoming 
> >> calls could get through).
> >>
> >> Now he's using Ekiga 3, and whenever it starts, it says that Ekiga did 
> >> not manage to configure the network automatically, so it has to be done 
> >> manually, according to
> >>
> >> http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/Enable_port_forwarding_manually
> >>
> >> My question is, why doesn't the port triggering rule suffice any more?
> > 
> > That is very weird, because the STUN support and the ports have not
> > changed. Are you sure Ekiga 2.00 still works with the same
> > configuration ?
> 
> We both migrated from Fedora 9 (with Ekiga 2.0.12) to Fedora 10 (with 
> Ekiga 3.0.1), so we don't know whether 2.0.12 would have worked.  But 
> it's likely, since he never changed the router configuration.
> 
> We've determined that after starting Ekiga 3, it's impossible for him to 
> make any calls unless he goes through the Configuration Assistant.  He 
> doesn't have to change anything, just click through all the screens 
> (including leaving "Keep current settings" in the Connection Type 
> screen).  After doing this, he can make Ekiga echo test calls with 
> audio/video working normally, but neither of us can call the other.  (I 
> can also make echo test calls normally, so the problem is probably not 
> at my end.)  And if Ekiga is restarted, it's necessary for him to go 
> through the Configuration Assistant again just to get back to this state.

That does not really make sense, except if some settings are lost in
between.

Can you provide a -d 4 with and without the druid being ran ?
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